Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Bianca, PhD student researching evolutionary and clinical psychology.

Hi! My name is Bianca, and I am a third year psychology PhD student from South Australia. My research is in evolutionary and clinical psychology, looking at how early life environment and childhood experiences affect our development, and how this is related to experiences of mental health concerns. To be more specific, I am looking at a life history explanation […]

Read More →

A PhD Update (August).

If you haven’t read the last PhD update from June (click here). Study 1 is almost, basically, 100% done and will be ready to submit to a journal within the fortnight (hopefully). Study 2 is now also 85% complete, which feels amazing. The plan is to attempt to submit that to a journal within 6 weeks of submitting study 1! […]

Read More →

Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Emily, PhD student investigating lung cancer.

Hello everyone! My name is Emily Richardson (click here for Instagram) and I am a PhD student at the University of Leicester, UK. My work centres around a specific type of lung cancer – Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – caused by an EML4-ALK fusion protein. I’m looking at the mechanisms which cause its increased migration and invasion, which leads to […]

Read More →

A PhD Update (June)

It has been a little while since I last wrote a PhD update (read the one from over 6 months ago here) so I thought it was about time I wrote another one. I also really enjoy writing PhD update blogposts as they let me reflect on what I’ve achieved (and also freak me out about how much I need […]

Read More →

What is great about the scicomm community !

As I have been part of the scicomm community for two years now, I really wanted to celebrate what is so great about it. I thought what better way than getting some of my favourite scicomm influencers to say what they like about the community.  Beyond.the.ivory.tower “I love being part of this scicomm community particularly because of the connections I’ve made with other passionate scientists” Lisaellenjones “I love the scicomm community for how supportive and inspiring everyone is, we acknowledge and celebrate each other’s successes and are there to help when things get tough!” Nina.draws.scientists “I love being a part of the science community on Instagram because of the scientific conversation it stimulates and the knowledge I learn from the dynamic people within it!” Someblondescientist “I love this community for the support! Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of one another, such a privilege to be a part of” Naomikohbelic “Being a part of the online science community provides me with a sense of belonging. I am constantly overwhelmed by the support, and grateful for all the friendships I’ve formed with fellow scientists from across the globe. Scientific research can be particularly isolating, but the online science community continuously motivates me to persevere” Science.sam “I love that we’ve been using social media to help make science more open access, build communities of support, and explore each others’ voices. It takes time to be online but it energizes me more than […]

Read More →

A little quiet in the blogosphere.

You may have noticed that I have been a little quiet on the blog front lately (or you might not have…. I’m sure most of you are not that invested!). There is not really any specific reason for it other than the fact that life is getting in the way, and blog inspiration has been lacking a little lately. Reaching […]

Read More →

The Year Countdown

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my post the other day about how it is officially a year until my PhD is due to be completed. Although hitting the year count down is stressful, as it feels that I have a minimum 47 years worth of work left, it has also given me motivation (& is […]

Read More →

Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.

Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds.  I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]

Read More →